This is because of how the 29-year-old helped Premier League side Chelsea to win the Champions League last month beating rivals Manchester City in the final. Mendy made incredible saves in the final against Manchester City as he denied the likes of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in a what was a tough match.
Edouard Mendy receives a warm welcome from his national teammates upon arriving Senegal 🇸🇳 for international duty.
Given a champions league 🏆winners welcome!
— Mimi Fawaz (@MimosaFawaz) June 4, 2021
Germany international Kai Havertz scored the only goal that gave Thomas Tuchel their win over Manchester City in the Champions League final. Goalkeeper Mendy however recorded his name in the history books of football as he is now the first African goalie to win the Champions League.